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Aug 1, 2008 11:48 AM

Anything like Hinano's or The Shack in the Southbay?

Just looking for a place to have a decent burger, watch a game and drink a beer. El Segundo or Manhattan Beach area preferred but Torrance,Redondo, Hermosa is ok too. Have been to Sharkeez, Summers, and Stick N Stein already. TIA

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  1. The Shack has a location in Playa del Rey, CA. I will say nothing about the place, because it's a family business, and I can't be unbiased about it -- but it exists.

    The Shack
    185 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

    1. little secret is that eurcoles in MB makes one of the best burgers in the south bay, especially their messy teriaki burger. they get their meat from butcher next door at manhattan market, and thats probably what makes it. its also got that divey atmosphere working too. might be tough getting a seat in there this weekend, however, with surf fest going on.

      also you might want to try the kobe sliders in the bar at the new brix 1601 in hermosa. really tasty, but not a very shack-like atmosphere.

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      1. re: more of everything

        Fat Face's on the Hermosa pier has food, drinks and tvs.

        1. re: more of everything

          Is there an address for this "eurcoles" place? Never heard of it but would like to try it; my knowledge of MB eats is limited.

          1. re: baloney

            It's actually spelled Ercoles. Heard of the place, but I have never been there.

          1. re: wilafur

            wilafur, i was going to mention naja's. and as for naja's i'm pretty positve it has the most beers on top of any bar in the sisouth bay and la, and their variety of taps is much better than the yard house, which really isn't that interesting once you realize that most of the beers there are commercial ones.

            1. re: kevin

              you should also look into their selection of bottled beers. they carry a lot of hard to find belgian beers in addition to one-off craftsmen beers.

          2. Big Mike's has a location I've tried on Main Street in El Segundo and another further south. Great Philly cheesesteaks, and I also really like their lightly battered onion rings. They do burger combos too, and I'll bet they're good, but I only remember one smallish flatscreen in El Segundo that was tuned at lunch to some type channel, without anybody paying much attention. Don't know what the atmosphere would be later on in an evening with a popular game on. I've had my share of burgers at the Shack on Wilshire -- some hot and messy and an excellent value, others seemingly served from a warming tray with an untoasted bun and less satisfactory. Big Mike's beats their pants for value, friendliness, and fresh deliciousness of the food.

            1. How about Richmond's in El Segundo? Or Tavern on Main? (Although their burger isn't as good.)

              Manhattan Beach has a Hennessey's outpost, which has ok burgers.

              Richmond Bar & Grill
              145 Richmond St, El Segundo, CA 90245

              Tavern On Main
              123 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

              Hennessey's Tavern
              313 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266